Presentation Title

False Memory

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall

Start Date

4-19-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 4:00 PM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Veronica Fruiht, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Previous research has shown that females have a better recall on emotional information compared to males (Dewhurst, 2012). Females are more likely to remember events easier because they pay attention to detail. Moreover certain personality traits from the “Big Five Personality Test” (Big 5) have shown to correlate with academic performance. Extroversion has shown to affect grades and test score negatively “…extraverts under-perform in academic settings because of their distractibility, sociability and impulsiveness” (Chamorro-Premuzic, 2003). As for the personality trait conscientiousness, has shown it has a positive outcome on academic success because it deals with self-control, determination, and dependability. Previous research has proven that conscientiousness does correlate with academic success “demonstrated that conscientiousness is the strongest predictor of both high school and college GPA” (Grehan, 2011). It was hypothesized that females would have a lower false memory rate than males. It was also hypothesized that participants who score lower on extroversion will have a lower false memory rate, and that participants who score higher on conscientiousness will have a lower false memory rate. Participants are of 30 undergraduate students. Measuring only extroversion and conscientiousness from The Big 5 Personality Test. Recording GPA and gender while testing participants through the Deese, Roediger and McDermott (DRM) scale with three lists of related words. After a recorded time, participants were asked to recall or recognize these words. In the recognition memory version of the task, subjects were asked whether they remember previously presented words, as well as related (but never presented) critical lure words (Delgado & Payne 2017). This experiment and personality questionnaire is expected to show that certain personality traits influence false memory scores. Moreover, it is expected that there will be differences in false memory scores between genders. This research is to expand and see if other factors correlate with false memory besides age. This study is important to give people awareness of what controllable personality traits affect their memory and to possibly improve or change to decrease their false memory.

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False Memory

Guzman Lecture Hall

Previous research has shown that females have a better recall on emotional information compared to males (Dewhurst, 2012). Females are more likely to remember events easier because they pay attention to detail. Moreover certain personality traits from the “Big Five Personality Test” (Big 5) have shown to correlate with academic performance. Extroversion has shown to affect grades and test score negatively “…extraverts under-perform in academic settings because of their distractibility, sociability and impulsiveness” (Chamorro-Premuzic, 2003). As for the personality trait conscientiousness, has shown it has a positive outcome on academic success because it deals with self-control, determination, and dependability. Previous research has proven that conscientiousness does correlate with academic success “demonstrated that conscientiousness is the strongest predictor of both high school and college GPA” (Grehan, 2011). It was hypothesized that females would have a lower false memory rate than males. It was also hypothesized that participants who score lower on extroversion will have a lower false memory rate, and that participants who score higher on conscientiousness will have a lower false memory rate. Participants are of 30 undergraduate students. Measuring only extroversion and conscientiousness from The Big 5 Personality Test. Recording GPA and gender while testing participants through the Deese, Roediger and McDermott (DRM) scale with three lists of related words. After a recorded time, participants were asked to recall or recognize these words. In the recognition memory version of the task, subjects were asked whether they remember previously presented words, as well as related (but never presented) critical lure words (Delgado & Payne 2017). This experiment and personality questionnaire is expected to show that certain personality traits influence false memory scores. Moreover, it is expected that there will be differences in false memory scores between genders. This research is to expand and see if other factors correlate with false memory besides age. This study is important to give people awareness of what controllable personality traits affect their memory and to possibly improve or change to decrease their false memory.